International Admissions

Each year the St Catherine's community is enriched by the arrival of a number of international students.

Parents and girls choose St Catherine's for many different reasons,  but all agree that it offers a warm, friendly, exciting environment where students quickly become part of a community which has a proud history of successfully educating girls since 1885. 

International boarding students and their parents tell us they appreciate the full immersion in a traditional English school which also welcomes day pupils. As a result, St Catherine’s boarders do not live in an 'international boarding bubble'- every day they mix with girls from the UK. Boarders may be invited home by their UK friends which adds an extra and welcome cultural element to their boarding experience.  If an international girls’ English language  is not already fluent when she arrives at St Catherine's, it certainly is by the time she leaves at the end of the Sixth Form!

A St Catherine's education offers:
* Foundations for life-long learning * Superb extra-curricular programme
* An extensive choice of academic subjects * Bright and cheerful boarding accommodation
* Exceptional teaching in small classes * A home-from-home environment
* Subject 'clinics' for extra support  * Expert boarding staff who also teach
* Outstanding facilities  * An exciting boarders' weekend programme
* Expert university and careers advice * Immersion into UK life, language and culture
* A global network at school and beyond * Perfect location; safe, spacious, well-connected

Above all, St Catherine's boarders make the most wonderful memories and friends... for life!